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The Penguins on Sunday signed free-agent forward Tanner Glass to a two-year contract on the first day of NHL free agency.
Pittsburgh, with money to spend this offseason and eyes on bigger prizes later on, will pay Glass, 28, $1.1 million per season. The veteran had 246 hits and 51 blocked shots for Winnipeg last season, and will fill the hole created when Arron Asham signed with the Rangers earlier in the day.
''I was really fortunate in Winnipeg to play in some big situations. The penalty kill and other major responsibilities for me,'' Glass said. ''I played against some of the top lines in the league on a nightly basis. I think those are great minutes, and you learn a lot in those minutes.
''It was just a privilege to have that much ice time last year, and I had a really good year.''
The Penguins also signed forward Warren Peters, 29, and defenseman Dylan Reese, 27. Both were one-year, two-way contracts, worth $600,000 at the NHL level.
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The Pittsburgh Penguins signed forwards Tanner Glass to a two-year contract and Riley Holzapfel to a one-year deal Sunday. The hard-hitting Glass, whose salary averages $1.1 million annually, had career highs of five goals and 16 points in 78 games last season for the Winnipeg Jets. He led the Jets with 248 hits. Glass is expected to take over Arron Asham’s spot on the fourth...
via Bob McKenzie tweet, 2 x $1.1M for Tanner Glass with PIT. Done deal.
The Pittsburgh Penguins and defenseman Matt Niskanen have agreed to two-year, $4.3 million deal that will keep him with the team until 2014.
The 25-year-old Niskanen had four goals and 17 assists in 75 games last season with Pittsburgh and had a plus-nine rating. Niskanen joined the Penguins in 2010-11 in the same trade that brought forward James Neal to the team.
Arron Asham signed a two-year, $2 million contract with the New York Rangers over the weekend. The Pens re-signed him last June at a rate of $775,000 for one year of service, but the front office did not offer him anything this offseason. During his two year tenure with the Penguins, he tallied 10 goals and 17 assists.
Asham had previously played for the Islanders, Devils, Canadiens...
Defenseman Matt Niskanen has re-signed with the Pittsburgh Penguins, the team announced Saturday. Niskanen, 25, who was set to become a free agent Sunday, received a two-year contract worth $2.3 million a year, the team said. The 6-foot-9 Niskanen was coming off his first full season with the Penguins, scoring four goals and assisting on 17 others. He finished with a plus-9 rating...
Parise will mull over offers tonight, and make his decision tomorrow. [ PuckDaddy ]
Please watch this Bob Mckenzie vid:
As Bob Mckenzie states there is a low offer of 10-year 80 million and maybe as high of an offer as 100 million dollars for Zach Parise.
The Penguins, Flyers, Wild, Red Wings, and even the Devils are the reported teams on...
It was rumored but not it is official:
Told that Crosby reached out to Parise as part of Pittsburgh pitch
— Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) July 1, 2012
The Penguins did not send a team to meet with Parise's team of agents. What that means? No idea.
Buckle up, it was a slow first hour, but moves start to happen in the second hour.
From the Penguins:
The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-signed goaltender Brad Thiessen to a one-year contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero. Thiessen’s contract is a two-way deal worth $525,000 at the NHL level.
The Pens have Kelly. Now they just need Zack/Zach.
from the Pittsburgh Penguins website, The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-signed defenseman Matt Niskanen to a two-year contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero.
The deal runs through the 2013-14 campaign, and has an average annual value of $2.3 million.
Welcome to Julylights, a month long series taking the top plays of the '11-'12 season and giving them to you one a day, every day of the month of July. There is very little that Pittsburgh Penguins star, Evgeni Malkin, can not do. Last season, he won the Art Ross Trophy as the league's scoring champion, the Ted Lindsay Award from the NHLPA members as the NHL's best...
from Kirk Penton of the Winnipeg Sun, It was, at times, a tough first season in the Manitoba capital for the 20-year-old, who was still young enough to play in the WHL last winter but was instead in his third NHL campaign. He was dogged by off-ice issues in the early going, but he bounced back to finish with 30 goals. Not bad for a youngster.
Now, however, the Vancouver native is...
Chris Mason has been signed by the Nashville Predators to a one year deal worth $1,250,000, according to Kevin Allen of USA Today. Mason will be the back-up to Pekka Rinne for the 2012-13 season. To add onto the signing, history was made today in the Predators' front office. Mason is the first ever player to be signed by the Predators on July 1. Here is the tweet.
Change changing places, root yourself to the ground: Who's coming, who's going?
Will the Pens find a partner for Kris Letang on Sunday?
-- Just a quick post today. I hope you donât get annoyed by my bringing different takes to obvious situations. I couldâve easily written about Sidney Crosby signing his deal only, but you can get that information...
TSN’s Bob McKenzie reports the Winnipeg Jets have signed former New Jersey Devils winger Alexei Ponikarovsky to a one-year, $1.8 million contract.